Mississippi Mills


MLS #:1193211







Solid, majestic 1840’s stone manor set alongside a meandering creek is steeped in history. Magnificent home which has been owned by only 4 families in over 180 years is a rare offering. Built by skilled Scottish craftsmen who were critical to the building of the historic Rideau Canal, the structure consists of local Mississippi Valley limestone. This classic centre hall plan dwelling features large formal rooms and retains architectural detail & character of its origins: sizable millwork, 12-foot ceilings, shutters, marble adorned decorative fireplaces, birch hardwood floors, decorative covers over steam radiators and, sourced from Europe & the UK vintage lighting & stained glass transoms. Enter via the rebuilt Foyer with intricate millwork and leaded glass windows. Inside, the Foyer is graced with a vintage guilded mirror installed by the second owner. Note the antique lighting from a castle in Spain with ties to a relative of the third owners. The main level offers a very large formal Living Room with a decorative (former coal) fireplace wrapped in a marble mantle. The Formal Dining Room can host a crowd for those special occasions. This room has direct access to the former Butler’s Pantry adjacent the Kitchen. The Kitchen wing was an addition in the 1860s and has been extensively renovated and updated in 2017. My personal favourite, the Sunroom, was completely rebuilt and closed in circa 2011. This light filled space overlooks the in-ground pool and side yard. On the second floor of the main house, there are four bedrooms each with large windows filling the rooms with natural light and two bathrooms. . The largest room has direct access to a four piece bathroom and could be a Master Suite with a dressing room steps away. An Former servant’s quarters above the Kitchen are now a guest or nanny suite with a 5th bedroom, sitting area & 3 piece bath. The third level offers much potential: Master Suite, Office, Playroom. The lower level of the home has a renovated Family Room with natural gas fireplace and has direct walkout access to the yard. Steps is a convenient 2 piece bathroom. This level also has historic relevance with the original summer Kitchen with open fireplace and in the garage, the steel doored vault from one of the earliest post offices in Almonte. 1.65 acres of peaceful parklike setting includes a resort style salt water in-ground pool, garden areas, picnic area along the creek, & former guest house plus outbuildings. Lovely property to enjoy privately or potential venue for weddings, other special events or B&B. Well maintained home has many key updates (roof, windows, door, wiring, plumbing, septic, furnace etc). Walk to wonderful restaurants & shops in downtown Almonte.

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Inclusions: Fridge, Gas Range, Hoodfan, Dishwasher, Washer, Dryer, Natural Gas Boiler, Hot Water Tank, All Mirrors, Antique Sideboard in Dining Room, Stools & Antique Cupboard in Kitchen, All Light Fixtures, Swimming Pool & Related Equipment, Electric Pool Heater, Robotic Pool Vacuum, Sheds & Contents, Chicken Coop, Former Guest House with Antique Woodstove

Exclusions: Items in Cupboards, Trunk & Stove in Attic, Piano, Cupboard Table & Chairs in Butler’s Pantry,
Contents of Garage


First Floor

  • Butlers Pantry: 14’2″ x 12’0
  • Dining: 21’1” x 16’5”
  • Kitchen: 21’0 x 18’5”
  • Living: 33’11” x 17’1”
  • Sun Room: 21’10” x 13’10”

Second Floor (Main House)

  • Bedroom 16’6” x 8’9”
  • Bedroom 17’10” x 16’7”
  • Bedroom 16’8” x 16’6”
  • Bedroom 16’8” x 11’6”
  • 4 Piece Bath 12’5” x 6’6”
  • Bath 11’6” x 5’0
  • Den 14’1” x 13’6”

Second Floor (Nanny Suite)

  • Bedroom 12’0 x 8’8”
  • 3 Piece Bath 12’0 x 5’1”
  • Sitting Area

Third Floor

  • Loft 40’4” x 29’2”
  • Storage 16’2” x 17’10”


  • 2 Piece Bath 8’0 x 5’4”
  • Family Room 21’6” x 18’4”
  • Garage 26’0 x 20’3”
  • Laundry 12’1” x 12’0
  • Storage 10’3” x 4’9”
  • Storage 15’7” x 13’2”
  • Storage 10’3” x 8’11”
  • Storage 20’10” x 13’0
  • Storage 5’4” x 3’9”
  • Studio 18’4” x 21’6”
  • Utility 12’6” x 7’2”
  • Utility 5’4” x 3’6”

Guest House:

  • Bath 7’8” x 5’9”
  • Kitchenette 7’8” x 6’8”
  • Living Room 22’4” x 17’2”

Chicken Coop:

  • Chicken Coop 14’1” x 7’7”


  • Shed 15’4” x 13’6”


2007-2009 exterior doors (4), double hung windows (32)
2008 new roofing: main metal roof (shake profile) 50 year warranty; flat roofing sunroom, front entrance, 3rd level
2011 sunroom completely rebuilt (windows, walls, insulation , electrical, ceiling, tile)
2011 gas steam boiler (replaced heat exchanger & pipes 2019)
2011 replaced 2 new chimneys (for non-operational former coal fireplaces)
2011 extensively renovated mudroom, stairwell, family room
2012 installed custom 20ft x 40ft inground saltwater pool, decks, pool shed, rock wall, landscaping, fence & footings for future pool cabana, circa 1800s wrought iron gate
2012 installed authentic stained glass transoms from England above 2nd floor bedroom doors
2017-2018 completely renovated the Kitchen, Butler pantry, & nanny suite above (electrical, plumbing, drywall, custom millwork, quality appliances, gas fireplaces in Kitchen & Family Room)
2019 stone masonry work on stone walls & posts, repointing on garage stone walls, new concrete front steps with flagstone on top, rebuilt flagstone patios alongside front steps
2020 new asphalt shingles on 3 outbuildings

Property Taxes, Utilities and Insurance
Property taxes $12,000 per year (approximate)
Domestic water (Municipal): $1000 per year (approximate)
Septic system (private)
Hydro (Ottawa River Power) $5,500 per year (approximate)
Natural gas (Enbridge) $3,500 per year (approximate)

Directions: From Ottawa 417 West to March Road. Follow Southwest towards Almonte. Through town & over the bridge. Turn right onto Malcolm & right onto Strathburn. From Highway 29 turn onto Strathburn and follow almost to the end. Second last property on left.






Detached, 3 Storey

Car Garage



Mississippi Mills

Lot Size/Acres

639.99 ‘ x 277 ‘

Year Built